87Juicy and floral, this kitchen sink wine offers light bright fruit supported by firm tannins. The nose has black cherry, strawberry jam, and rosewater. Black cherry and plum, loaded with plum skins, lead, followed by red currant on the mid-palate. It also has a touch of salinity and cinnamon. Tannins have a strong grip. Drink with Cincinnati chili dogs. Recommended. 87.

WHO: Trinitas Cellars
WHAT: Red Blend (Carignane 53%, Zinfandel 33%, Petite Sirah 7%, Mataro 5%, Black Malvasia 1%, Alicante Bouschet 1%
WHERE: California, Mendocino
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $28

 

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